I had to go downtown today to meet a lady that had found an American Passport. The US Embassy had contacted me yesterday and asked if I could pick it up and hold it for them.
While I was waiting, I used my iPad via the free Panama WiFi network (InternetParaTodos) that has many locations around the country. Parque Cervantes is one of those locations.
The speed was fine and the signal was strong. Because of the way you connect using the network, I feel it is reasonably secure. None the less I still activated my VPN and was totally secure.
This is really a great service that Panama Is providing its people!